Dr. Laura Scholes Seminar – Challenging Masculinities Associated with Boys’ Failure in Reading

When: Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Ponderosa Commons, Room 2012 (Multipurpose Room), 6445 University Boulevard

Co-hosted with the Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED)

Dr. Laura Scholes (Queensland University of Technology) will present findings from her Australian Research Council Discovery study, Challenging Masculinities Associated with Boy’s Failure in Reading. Motivated to make visible any differences between groups of boys, this study builds on research into literacy in situ, how it is acquired, and mediated, within particular social and cultural contexts. As literacy has social meaning, elementary school boys position reading within their identities, which in turn influences their attitudes, actions and learning. Masculinities that include a reluctance to read impact on engagement, practice, and the cumulative influence that exposure to print has on reading outcomes.

For more information on Dr. Scholes and her research, please visit here.